Jens Ravn Eriksen is a consultant in the Surgical Department of Zealand University Hospital and director of the colorectal section. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, and subsequently focused on colorectal cancer surgery. Today he and his team masters open, laparoscopic, robotic and transanal surgical approaches in colorectal cancer surgery, with more than 95% of all procedures performed with a minimally invasive technique. Special experience and interest in his team includes organ-preserving procedures with TEM/TEO, combined endo-laparoscopic surgery (CELS), 2-team TaTME, lateral pelvic lymph node dissection, and ultra-low sphincter-saving coloanal anastomoses in rectal cancer. In 2016, he and his team started a prehabilitation program for fragile patients with curable colorectal cancer, including anemia correction with intravenous iron, dietary counselling and physical training.

His clinical and research interests include optimization of minimal invasive surgical techniques including robotic surgery with transanal approach and lateral pelvic lymph node dissection, ERAS and prehabilitation programs.

2019-               Chief surgeon of colorectal surgery, Zealand University Hospital, Koege, Denamrk

2014-2019     Consultant surgeon, Department of surgery, colorectal section, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denamrk

2012-2014     Consultant surgeon, Department of Surgery, Herlev University Hospital

2012-2014     Associate professor in Surgery, Copenhagen University

2010-2012        Attending surgeon, Department of Surgery, Herlev University Hospital

2003-2010     Residency on different surgical departments in Glostrup, Gentofte, Herlev and Slagelse

2001-2002        Internship in Storstrøms county (turnus)

2012     Board certification in colorectal surgery

2011     Certification Da Vinci robotic surgery, IRCAD, Strasbourg

2011     Ph.d.-grade, Copenhagen University, Denmark

2010     Specialist in Surgery

2001     M.D, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)

Surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, optimizing minimally invasive surgical techniques, robotic surgery, ERAS and Prehabilitation.

35 original publications (19 first author)


Research keywords

#Colorectal cancer #Minimally invasive surgery #Roboticx surgery #ERAS #prehabilitation